Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby.
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Sidney Crosby to make huge decisions on his future this summer

Published April 19, 2024 at 2:26 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins' season is over and for the second consecutive season, they failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which marks the first time that's happened in the Sidney Crosby era.

Crosby had a fantastic season and did all he could, putting the Penguins on his back until the final week of the season before they were eliminated from playoff contention thanks to the Washington Capitals defeating the Philadelphia Flyers.

During the Penguins' exit interviews on Thursday, Sidney Crosby told reporters that he intends on sitting down with General Manager Kyle Dubas to discuss a contract extension, which he'll be eligible to sign on July 1st.

""Obviously, I'm going to talk to [general manager Kyle Dubas] and have a conversation with him," Crosby said to reporters on Thursday. "We'll see. I think it's just something that I'll have conversations with him about."

Penguins General Manager Kyle Dubas was asked about Sidney Crosby at his media availability on Friday morning and said that his intention is to ensure his captain finishes his career in Pittsburgh.

""The intention has always been clear. I think he should finish his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins. How long that is? I'm not going to put any limits on Sidney Crosby. He's capable of great things and is still performing at an extraordinarily high level." Dubas said.

Crosby, 36, had a strong 2023-24 campaign, surpassing the 40-goal mark for just the third time in his career. In 82 games, Crosby had 94 points (42 goals, 52 assists), 40 penalty minutes and was a plus-seven.

There's no doubt that Kyle Dubas is going to do whatever it takes no only to get Crosby under contract beyond the 2024-25 season, but also to ensure the Penguins remain competitive while their captain is with the organization. It's going to be interesting to see what moves Dubas makes this summer to help the Penguins return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs next year.

Source - ESPN: Sidney Crosby plans to talk contract extension with Penguins
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Sidney Crosby to make huge decisions on his future this summer

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